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National Education Technology Plan

The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

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Higher Education National Education Technology Plan

The Higher Education National Education Technology Plan embraces the themes of lifelong learning, equity, and accessibility and supports the NETP’s assertion that technology must serve the needs of a diverse group of students with differing educational goals, but who share the desire to obtain a postsecondary credential.

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Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning

This guide provides practical, actionable information intended to help district leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders) navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students.

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#GoOpen District Launch Packet

This resource is designed for districts that have decided to implement a systematic approach to incorporating openly licensed educational resources into their curriculum by becoming a #GoOpen District.

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Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation

This policy brief identifies key challenges and solutions to the effective integration of technology in teacher preparation, provides guiding principles on how to move the field toward effective integration of technology in teacher preparation programs, and identifies areas of opportunity and collaboration for stakeholders across the field.

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Early Learning and Educational Technology

This brief, issued jointly by ED and HHS, will help those who care for nearly 36 million children from birth to age eight make wise decisions about media use and provides four guiding principles for families and early educators on the use of technology with young children.

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Ed Tech Developer’s Guide

This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.

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Learning Analytics

This issue brief is intended to help policymakers and administrators understand how analytics and data mining have been—and can be—applied for educational improvement while rigorously protecting student privacy.

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Professional Learning Through Online Communities of Practice

This brief summarizes research on the role of online communities of practice and social networks in supporting the professional performance of educators.

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Designing Online Communities of Practice

This report details the results of exploratory research on how to design and manage online communities of practice for educators and provides preliminary empirical evidence that participation in online communities creates value for educators, their students, and their schools and districts, defines a set of common questions and challenges that new communities must negotiate, and presents a set of design features that are most strongly associated with creating value for new communities.

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Expanding Evidence

Our Expanding Evidence report calls for smart change by presenting educators, policymakers, and funders with an expanded view of evidence approaches and sources of data that can help them with decision-making about learning resources in a fast-changing, technology-powered world.

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